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Overview

Overview

What Is We Are Family (Medicine)?

We Are Family (Medicine) is a brand-new AAPA conference designed to provide PAs and NPs with essential updates and skills necessary for family medicine practice. It’s an ideal conference for those of all experience levels practicing in family medicine. This year, we are going virtual!  Experience the conference from the comfort of your home while earning up to 37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.

 This year’s virtual event features:

  • 3-days of scheduled, live virtual sessions with the opportunity to engage with expert faculty
  • Access to an additional 26 self-paced sessions that you can watch whenever is convenient for you
  • Welcome networking event with colleagues

Learn more about why you should attend by reading this news story.

Course Directors

  • Jeffrey Katz, PA-C, DFAAPA
  • Leslie Clayton Milteer, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA
  • Ben Taylor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Accreditation Statement

The 2021 We Are Family (Medicine) Conference has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through January 31, 2022.

Are You an NP?

NPs can often claim AAPA Category 1 CME credit as continuing education with AANPCB and ANCC. Check with your certification/licensing authority to confirm that AAPA credit is acceptable – and then register today!

CME Support

This activity is supported by a grant from Genentech.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

This activity is supported, in part, by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

The session “Getting to Yes: Practical Strategies for Navigating Immunizations Decisions With Older Adults” is supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline and provided by AAPA in collaboration with The France Foundation.

The session “The Cardiorenal Syndrome and New Concepts in Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease” is supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca.

 

Registration

Registration

Virtual Conference Experience (37.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits)

Pricing:

  • AAPA member: $499
  • Nonmember: $799

There are two parts to the virtual conference experience: live virtual sessions and self-paced sessions. The nine live virtual sessions will take place from January 23 – 25, 2021. On each of the three days, there will be three live virtual sessions that take place at specific times. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to participate in interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Take a look at the schedule for the live virtual sessions so you can book your calendar accordingly. Not able to watch the sessions at the scheduled time? No problem! A recording of each live virtual session will be available once the scheduled session is over.

The second part of the virtual conference experience consists of 26 additional self-paced sessions that you can watch whenever is convenient for you! These pre-recorded sessions will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Registrants will have access to all recordings until January 31, 2022.


Standard Cancellation and Refund Policy

We do not offer any refunds or credits for virtual conference registrations. All sales are final.

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Live Virtual Session Schedule

Plan your schedule to participate in these live virtual sessions at the dates and times noted below. During these sessions, there will be interactive polling and Q&A with the speakers. Please note that all times listed are EST. A recording of each live virtual session will be available once the scheduled session is over.

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the speaker(s) and learning objectives for each session.

  • January 23

    saturday

    • 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

      Welcome From Course Directors & The Future of Family Medicine in COVID-19 and Beyond

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      The Virus of the Month: COVID, Flu, and Other Infectious Disease Hot Topics

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Leadership Roles in Primary Care: PAs and APRNs Can Do That

    • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

      Welcome Networking Event

  • January 24

    sunday

    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      Cutting Through the Hype: Cannabis in Clinical Practice

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      Sexual History Taking Pro Tips: Who, What, and How!

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Common Ocular Pathologies: To Refer or Not to Refer…That Is the Question

  • January 25

    monday

    • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

      The Cardiorenal Syndrome and New Concepts in Preventing Diabetic Kidney Disease

    • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

      Use of Telemedicine in Primary Care

    • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

      Behavior Change

 

This agenda may be updated or modified without notification.

 

Self-Paced Sessions

Self-Paced Sessions

In addition to the live virtual sessions, all registrants will receive access to 26 additional sessions that will be released to participants at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Watch these pre-recorded sessions whenever is convenient for you. Take a look at all of the content that will be included!

Please refer to the full agenda (PDF) for the speaker(s) and learning objectives for each session.

  • Acute on Chronic Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction
  • Air Traffic Controller: Deprescribing to Avoid the Near Collisions of Too Many Medications
  • Burnout: How We Got Here and How to Get Your Life Back
  • Chest Imaging Refresher
  • COPD Update 2021
  • Demystifying Dermatologic Diagnoses in Primary Care
  • Getting to Yes: Practical Strategies for Navigating Immunization Decisions With Older Adults
  • Hormonal Contraception: More Than Just Pregnancy Prevention
  • Hypertension: What’s Up Is Down
  • Legal Medicine: Avoidance of Lawsuits
  • Medication Considerations in the Preoperative Patient
  • Moving Toward Health Equity in Primary Care
  • Non-Pharmacologic Methods of Treating Chronic Pain
  • Oh Baby, New Baby! What to Look for in the First 4 Days of Life
  • Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain in the Primary Care Setting
  • Practical Psychiatry Tips for Primary Care Clinicians
  • Primary Care Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Reimbursement 101: What You Need to Know
  • That Doesn’t Look Quite Right: Refining Your EKG Reading Skills
  • The Battle of the Bulge: Overweight, Obesity, and Adiposopathy
  • The Patient With Newly Diagnosed Diabetes: What Now?
  • To Treat or Take the Backseat: Management of Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
  • Updates in Patient Management of Common Infectious Diseases
  • What Does Fasting Blood Sugar and A1C Have to Do With Mood Disorders?
  • What’s for Dinner? Nutrition and Exercise 101
  • Women’s Health: Menopause

This session list may be updated or modified without notification.

Information for Registrants

Information for Registrants

Accessing the Sessions and Handouts

The online conference portal in AAPA’s Learning Central is available for attendees to access now. The conference portal includes access to all of the sessions and handouts, including the live virtual sessions and the self-paced sessions. We highly recommend logging into the portal to check it out several days prior to the conference to ensure that you are familiar with the system and that everything is working properly.

Follow the steps below to access the online conference portal:

  1. Login to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please email [email protected] or call 571-319-4409.
  2. From your Dashboard, locate 2021 We Are Family (Medicine).
  3. Navigate to the different sessions by clicking the Day tabs and Self-Paced tab at the top of the page. The Day tabs provide the schedule for all of the live virtual sessions.
  4. Once you click on a Day tab or the Self-Paced tab, you will see a list of sessions. Click on a session title to be taken to that specific session.
  5. On the individual session tab, you can access the live session or the recording, along with handouts and the individual session evaluations.
  6. Click on the CME Certificate tab for instructions for completing the evaluations and obtaining your CME certificate.
  7. At any time, click the Lobby tab at the top of the page to be taken back to the main page with general conference information.

Below are some tips regarding the session platforms:

  • All live virtual education sessions will be held in the GoToWebinar platform, accessible directly from each individual session page in the online conference portal. To ensure you can fully participate and for the best user experience, we recommend accessing all sessions from a computer or tablet—not your smart phone. Please note that you will not be able to access the live virtual sessions by calling into a phone number; you will need internet access to view all of the sessions.
  • If you have never accessed GoToWebinar before, your computer may prompt you to download the GoToWebinar software prior to the first session, so we recommend logging into the first session a few minutes before it starts to ensure everything is working properly. Be sure to check your system requirements for GoToWebinar prior to the first session.
  • To access each live virtual session as an attendee, click the Launch Session button available on each individual session page. This link will direct you to the GoToWebinar meeting room automatically. The Launch Session button will display 10 minutes prior to the start of each session.
  • The Welcome Networking Event at 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021 will be held via Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to attend the session. To access the event, click the Launch Session button on the session page. The Launch Session button will display 10 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Course Evaluations and CME Certificate

Your feedback helps us plan future conferences; therefore, your completion of course evaluations is a prerequisite for a CME certificate.

  • The evaluations for the live virtual sessions will be available after each live session ends.
  • The evaluations for the self-paced sessions will be available at 9 a.m. EST on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
  • The overall conference evaluation will be available at 4:45 p.m. EST on Monday, January 25, 2021.
  • You will have until Monday, January 31, 2022 to participate in all of the sessions, complete the evaluations, and obtain your CME certificate.

Follow the steps below to complete the evaluations and obtain your CME certificate:

  1. Login to Learning Central using your AAPA username and password. If you don’t know your user credentials, or are unable to log in, please email [email protected] or call 571-319-4409.
  2. From your Dashboard, locate 2021 We Are Family (Medicine).
  3. Click on one of the Day tabs or the Self-Paced tab to access individual sessions.
  4. After you have completed an individual session, click the Evaluation link to open and complete the evaluation for that session. Please note that the CME credit for a session will not be added to your certificate unless you complete the session evaluation.
  5. Once you are done completing all of the sessions that you would like to complete, complete the Overall Conference Evaluation, which is accessible on the CME Certificate tab. Your CME certificate will not be viewable until the Overall Conference Evaluation is completed.
  6. View your certificate on the CME Certificate tab.
Sponsors

Sponsors

This brand-new conference is expected to draw PAs and NPs of all experience levels who specialize in family medicine. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this year’s virtual experience by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor!

 

EXHIBIT AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

 

Learn more about exhibiting or sponsorship by contacting us at [email protected].

Questions?

We’re here to help! Email us your questions about the 2021 We Are Family (Medicine) Conference at [email protected].